Each week, Sheppard Mullin brings you News of Note in IP: The latest news in the IP-related fields of technology, privacy, fashion, advertising, music, and social media, curated by our IP team. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been reading:
The Physics Behind Captain America’s Shield
Spider Man was wrong—that Stark-created shield may just obey the laws of physics. Assuming vibranium allows perfectly elastic collisions with different surfaces, here’s the model.
Safety Interrupt: Google’s ‘Big Red Button’ that Can Be Used to Interrupt Artificial Intelligence that Fails to ‘Behave Optimally’
DeepMind, acquired by Google for a reported £400 million in 2014, teamed up with scientists at the University of Oxford to find a way to make sure AI agents don’t learn to prevent, or seek to prevent humans from taking control. Gulp.
SpaceX Releases Rockets-Eye View of Yesterday’s Landing
Watch the third landing in a row for the commercial spaceflight company. The rocket delivered its cargo to high orbit—so it’s coming down hot. Literally.
Volvo is Quietly Becoming a Tech Superpower
Volvo is joining Tesla and BMW as one of the industry’s most tech-centric automakers. Here’s a closer look at how Volvo is becoming one of the leading car companies in auto tech.